Three students win Goldwater ScholarshipsTwo juniors and one sophomore have won prestigious Goldwater Scholarships, the premiere undergraduate scholarship program for students planning careers in the sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Juniors win one-year scholarships, valued at up to $7,500, while sophomores are awarded two years of support, valued at up to $15,000.
Kelly P. Burke, a junior chemistry major from Woodbury, Minnesota, has been awarded a one-year scholarship. She plans to earn an M.D./Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and pharmacology.
Joseph M. Neilsen, a junior from St. Louis, Missouri, who majors in physics and mathematics, has also been named a winner of a one-year scholarship. He plans to obtain a doctorate in cosmology and astrophysics in preparation for a career of university teaching and research.
The winner of a two-year scholarship, sophomore David Long of State College, Pennsylvania, is a double major in chemistry and mathematics. His goal is to earn a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry, discover pharmaceuticals for the treatment of disease, and teach.
The three Kenyon winners take their place among 320 scholars selected this year from a field of 1,091 applicants. Established by Congress in 1986, the scholarship program seeks to help ensure that the country will continue to benefit from highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.